First Lutheran Church of the Trinity Records

Dates: circa 1890s-2014. Size: 13 linear feet in 7 boxes including 7 folio ledgers. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. First Lutheran Church of the Trinity was founded in 1865 as the first Lutheran church in Chicago’s Bridgeport community. The church started out as a German immigrant parish named “Ev. Luth. Dreieinigkeits” (Evangelical Lutheran Trinity) and supported an elementary school. The collection includes bulletins, marriage/baptism/birth ledgers, meeting minutes, photographs and programs. [Partially Processed]